Which is the best restaurant for birthday celebration in Singapore? After attending a recent birthday celebration at Les Amis, we have concluded that it is one of the best restaurants to celebrate a special occasion in Singapore. Our lunch was held in a private room on the upper level at Les Amis and it was an afternoon of food and fun.
Au Petit Salut is a French restaurant in the Dempsey Hill restaurant enclave. It is one of the few exclusive restaurants in this area which has a building all to itself as well as the adjoining carpark. It is situated on Harding Road and is across the road from the White Rabbit restaurant.
A new Tiong Bahru cafe has emerged from the same location that used to be occupied by the Orange Thimble cafe. Merci Marcel is a fresh French cafe which is already packed in its first week of operations. We were told that it is run by the same folks behind French bistrot Ô Batignolles at Gemmill Lane and O Comptoir at Circular Road. We dropped in to check out the brand new Merci Marcel cafe for brunch.
The recent news of Chef Andre’s decision to return his two Michelin Stars and close his French restaurant in Singapore caused ripples in the Singapore culinary scene (Chef Andre Chiang to close 2-Michelin-starred restaurant on Feb 14). For a small country, we are certainly fortunate to have a good range of French dining options in Singapore. In case our readers are wondering where to go for French food, here is our list of the best French restaurants in Singapore that we have tried.
Racines Sofitel Singapore is a new restaurant in a new hotel, Sofitel Singapore City Centre. It is located in the same complex as the Tanjong Pagar Centre. According to the Racines restaurant website, they serve a menu of traditional French classics and timeless Chinese dishes. The restaurant name “Racines” is French for roots. They apparently use herbs grown at the Sofitel hotel’s own herb garden. We were there for lunch.